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Chrysanthemum Building

Affordable residential urban infill development

The design offers a viable solution to the “housing question” – promoting an affordable model for residential development in a dense urban neighborhood.

Completed in 2018, the structure, a wooden construction with a layered metal screen, takes its identity from its immediate surroundings through set-back terraces, the transformation of wrought iron fire escapes into digitally fabricated shading elements, and a commercial space at street level.

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Chrysanthemum on show with modern interpretation of rich architectural history
 
Chrysanthemum blooms in Boston’s historic North End
 
An extraordinary and innovative approach for an everyday structure
 
 
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America
 
Acknowledgement prize for project in Boston
 
“Sustainability as a ‘common sense’ culture” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2014 for North America
Project Details
Location
Boston, USA
Credit
Client: Colin Yip, Rafi Properties, Boston, MA, USA
Prizes
Awards
Acknowledgement prize 2014
North America
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Chrysanthemum blooms in Boston’s historic North End
Chrysanthemum blooms in Boston’s historic North End

The Acknowledgement prize-winning Chrysanthemum Building in Boston’s oldest residential district of North End broke …

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Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America
Holcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes 2014 for North America

Five Acknowledgement prizes were presented: Sheila Kennedy and J Frano Violich (Kennedy & Violich Architecture) of …

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“Sustainability? Using resources found in the city” – Sheila Kennedy
“Sustainability? Using resources found in the city” – Sheila Kennedy

“Chrysanthemum Building: Affordable residential urban infill development, Boston, USA” by Kennedy & Violich Architecture …

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